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China de-escalates airline spat with US

China de-escalates airline spat with US

BEIJING: China said Thursday foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, apparently de-escalating a...

Knife attack in Chinese primary school wounds 39

Knife attack in Chinese primary school wounds 39

BEIJING: A knife-wielding attacker wounded 37 students and two adults at a primary school in southern China on Thursday, officials said, with local media identifying...

EU-China video summit planned this month

EU-China video summit planned this month

BRUSSELS: The EU will hold a video summit with Chinese leaders later this month, officials said Thursday, after coronavirus forced the cancellation of an in-person...

Pompeo presses nations to fund IS fight despite budget crunch

Pompeo presses nations to fund IS fight despite budget crunch

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged allies to step up funding to defeat the Islamic State movement despite a budget crunch after...

Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

BANGKOK: A scurrying robot dog named K9 dispenses hand sanitizer to curious children and wary shoppers - one of the more unexpected measures Thai malls...

India, Australia strengthen defence ties

India, Australia strengthen defence ties

NEW DELHI: India and Australia strengthened defence ties Thursday, including sealing a pact to boost military logistics support and maritime cooperation, as both nations experience...

6.4 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

6.4 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's eastern Maluku islands Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no...

Libya’s UN-recognised government claims full control of Tripoli, suburbs

Libya’s UN-recognised government claims full control of Tripoli, suburbs

TRIPOLI: Libya's UN-recognised government said Thursday it was back in full control of Tripoli and its suburbs, capping a string of victories against eastern strongman...

Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen

Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of people across Hong Kong lit candles and chanted democracy slogans on Thursday to commemorate China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, defying...

China de-escalates airline spat with US

China de-escalates airline spat with US

BEIJING: China said Thursday foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, apparently de-escalating a...

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